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looks to capitalize on president obama's foreign policy stumble. governor romney blasted the president in this "wall street journal" op-ed published today outlining romney's latest vision. and new saber rattling at the u.n. with new accusations that the u.s. is preparing for another war. here now is the chair of the house homeland security committee peter king and former secretary of state williamson. peter king, welcome back, i want -- peter, i want to switch gears, i don't mean to be rude or anything. but the revelations today by una vision, that we have found 300 more dead mexicans as a result of fast and furious gun traffic and that 16 kids peter congress were found dead at this party just across the border. i just find this incredible, i find this eric holder story justice department incredible and i want to know where you think president obama is, this has become a horror story, much more than anybody thought possible. >> it really has and for the longest time the administration was denying, thanks to darrell issa who got to the bottom of it with his committee. the fact is it tur
on libya and syria. romney calls obama's foreign policy dangerous. romney's debate plan, clearly and concisely explain how he can fix the economy. >> i expect to be able to describe that in a way people will understand, and if they do, i get elected. >> reporter: his running mate, paul ryan, is already preparing for his own debate a week away. >> i really believe in the policies that we're providing, we're pursuing. and at the end of the day, i'm just going to go in there and be me. >> reporter: and if you can't control what actually happens in the debate, you certainly control what happens afterwards. the spin already in the planning. ryan's going to be with romney in virginia. the president is staying in colorado for a rally there. veronica? >> tracie, we appreciate it. thank you. >>> nato forces in afghanistan say three international service members and their translator were killed in a suicide bombing in the eastern part of the country this morning. this as the war in afghanistan reached a grim milestone sunday with a death of the 2,000th u.s. service member. nbc's chief fore
mission for health. >>> this morning on "early today," politics and policy. mitt romney sharpens his foreign policy attacks as the president prepares to step onto the world stage. >>> celeste steel stunner. new images capture an awesome display of the northern lights. >>> and talk about find of a lifetime. an artwork purased at a thrift store fechs tens of thousands at an artwork purased at a thrift store fechs tens of thousands at auction. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with foreign affairs. president obama will take a brief diplomatic detour from his campaign front lines to address the simmering crises in iran, syria, and the broader muslim world before the united nations general assembly. nbc's steve handelsman reports from washington. >>> president obama headed to new york with critics assailing his priorities. he'll address the united nations but make another campaign appearance on "the view" instead of meeting one on one with world leaders. >> there are all kinds of things i want to do in the second t
ahead of the debate on wednesday which will focus on domestic policy which is interesting that romney is going after foreign policy this week. >>shepard: i found it interesting, as well, but based on what has happened the last couple of weeks, i guess governor romney and his team think we have an opportunity here, why not seize it? >>guest: absolutely. we saw the op-ed today from romney. that's a point of weakness for obama at this point. so the romney campaign will go after that. foreign policy will be a big issue with only a little over a month to go. >>shepard: thank you, great to see you. >> administration folks are trying to figure out how the deadly attacks in benghazi occurred. a suicide bombing in afghanistan pushes the american casualty count beyond a grim milestone. the latest from america's longest war is coming up on "studio b" next. want to try to crack it? yeah, that's the way to do it! now we need a little bit more... a little bit more vanilla? this is great! [ male announcer ] at humana, we believe there's never been a better time to share your passions... because the
. >> what is the word on the foreign policy message for romney? >> the governor has an op-ed in the "wall street journal" saying of president obama, by failing to maintain our new, president obama has heightened the instability. he does not understand that an american policy that lacks resolve can provoke aggression and encourage disorder. he is making foreign policy an economic argument saying you have to have a strong economy do have a strong military. he could be able to slit a couple of lines about foreign policy into the debate on wednesday. >>shepard: thank you, john roberts. rebound is keeping a low profile today as he prepares for the debate on wednesday. he is holding mock debates near las vegas with a former democratic white house hopeful, john kerry, playing the role of governor romney. both sides seem to be trying to lower expectation for wednesday, even president obama himself yesterday acknowledged to supporters a rally today, that his debate skills could be rusty. >> folks in the media speculate on would will have the best zingers. or who will put the most points on the boa
policy day. did president obama clear the air? he had been attacked by governor romney for a calm of days running about the response to libya. abby, do you think the president cleared the air and gave a statement that is strong enough about where we stand on the attack in libya? >> i think he did. he was tough when he needed to be tough. there was a level of respect shown by both candidates we have not seen on the campaign trail very much. but i think he weaves throughout his speech ambassador stevens' story. that was impactful for a lot of americans. he touched a lot on our first amendment rights. free speech. he was tough on tolerance and the importance of freedom. i thought that resonated with a lot of americans. it is what he needed to do. >> eliot: michael did he strike that appropriate balance about process lettizing about the first amendment the core we believe in while simultaneously saying we will be tough in protecting those who speak out? >> i thought this was one of the best speeches the president ga
romney goes into this debate and starts asking president obama about foreign policy, i think he will lose an incredible opportunity because this is a debate about domestic policy. shifting the topic doesn't make sense. you're not going to win this election by trying to convince the american voter, the president hasn't done a good job on foreign policy. it's not the record. he's done an incredible job on foreign policy, incredible job in dismantling al qaeda, capturing top operatives, killing bin laden. those are -- that is a tough record for governor romney to kind of attack. >> michael, what do you make of this strategy before going into this debate on domestic policy, romney with an op-ed on foreign policy, already information he's going to give this big speech when so many times you and i have had strategists as a part of this panel and they say he wants to talk about the economy, not by any stretch of the imagination say what's happening in afghanistan or libya should be diminished but the domestic policy issue, getting people to work, that is supposed to be governor romney's a game.
are shockingly bad. look at the percentage of swing state voters who say mitt romney's policies will favor the middle class. in florida it's 8%. in ohio it's 9%, in pennsylvania it's 9%. whatever the romney campaign has done to gem themselves to this point, whether it's mr. romney's tax returns or lack there of or getting rich by laying off fact workers or that videotape that said half the country is lady bums and he doesn't care about them? in this reincarnation, thurston is mean. whaef it is that has done that is just killing him in the polls,every state. if the romney campaign does nothing else, they must, must, must make sure that nobody anywhere near mitt romney does that rich guy can't relate to people like me thing again. here's the romney campaign last night. >> both mitt and i have summer places up in new hampshire on lake winnipesaukee. a few summers ago was taking my chin and grandchildren to the town in the boat for ice cream. i got to the doing, looked around, there was no place to dock, we pulled over and all jumped out and ran up the dock and i realized there was nobody left
double check. shockingly bad. look at the percentage of swing state voters who say mitt romney's policies will favor the middle class. in florida it's 8%. in ohio it's 9%. in pennsylvania it's 9%. whatever the romney campaign has done to get themselves to this point, whether it's mr. romney's tax returns, or the lack thereof, or getting rich by laying off factory workers or the tape where he says half the country is a bunch of lazy bums and victims who depend on the government and he doesn't care about them. whatever it is that turned their candidate into the 2012 reincarnation of thurston howell except in this reincarnation thurston is mean, whatever it is that has done that it's just killing him in the polls in every state. if the romney campaign does nothing else they must, must, must make sure that nobody anywhere near mitt romney does that rich guy can't relate to people like me thing again. here's the romney campaign last night. >> both mitt and i have summer places up in new hampshire on lake winnipesaukee. a few summers ago i was traching my grandchildren and children to town to g
in massachusetts when he was governor, clearly romney's policies benefit the rich. i understand the frustration with the economy and not being as optimistic about the economy and being angry and wanting to blame the president. but the alternative is worse for the middle class when they look at the actual numbers. megyn: politico reports 54% of the total american electorate is the middle class -- usually their vote is split count middle. not this time around. >> maybe they are actually listen together results from massachusetts where he took the state from an expected large deficit to a surplus where he encouraged job growth in the way government should by getting out of the way. the fact is when the president says we are going to put more people to work on infrastructure we know how that translates. we'll borrow money from china and hire people for short-term jobs that don't lead to something that's long term. even middle class voters are saying this does not give us a long-term win. exactly two weeks after four americans were brutally murdered in libya we'll speak with someone who served with
can serve up a little more can't you? the nonpartisan tax policy center has the bottom line on romney's tax plan. they say, our major conclusion is that a revenue-knew ral individual income tax change would provide large tax cuts to high-income households and increase the tax burdens on middle and/or lower-income taxpayers. and yet, mitt romney is still steering the conversation towards taxes. he was in colorado talking about tax code reform. >> our tax code is extraordinarily complicated. i understand that there are seven times as many pages in the tax code than in the bible. so i want to simplify our tax code. >> romney is walking right into the president of the united states's wheelhouse when it comes to the discussion of tax fairness. the president has been hammering this message of tax fairness for the past year. fair share. he did it again last night on "60 minutes." >> you can't ask me to make student loans higher for kids who need it or ask seniors to pay more for medicare or throw people off of health care and not ask somebody like me to do anything? not ask us to do a single
the broader case for romney foreign-policy and the broader chrism tough criticism of an obama foreign-policy. >> i think what you have seen is he tends to speak, especially about foreign policy, and really be vague sending generalities. we have some very specific things happening in libya. u.s. ambassador and three other americans were murdered. the investigation that the obama administration is placing some much importance on has not really started. there are a lot of specific things that run the kentuck about three failures on the part of the administration. so far he simply has not done. >> never too late to talk with the economy and what's going on. consumer confidence continues to plummet. can you take advantage of it at this point? can the president cover his tracks? >> he will try to. i kind of very much agree with the point about specifics. i think mitt romney looked at it in a big way. a smart guy who studies the numbers. but really you have to bring it home to voters with and a dozen examples. how often is mitt romney on the campaign trail? telling a story and what happened
the prospect of conflict and instability. he does not understand american policy that lax result the unprovoked aggression and encourage isorder. has romney been strong enough, calling that was going on? and en i want you to pick up. >> i don't think that he has. he really needs to make broad case against the president and for himself. that includes foreign policy. begin talk to the campaign. we have to focus on the economy. it is the number one topic, but voters care about a lot of things. i wish he would make the broader case for romney foreign-policy and the broader chrism tough criticism of an obama foreign-policy. >> i think what you have seen is he tends to speak, especially about foreign policy, and really be vague sending generalities. we have some very specific things happening in libya. u.s. ambassador and three other americans were murdered. the investigation that the obama administration is placing some much importance on has not really started. there are a lot of specific things that run the kentuck about three failures on the part of the administration. so far he simply has not do
on domestic policy. mitt romney holds a rally tonight in denver. president obama is getting ready in nevada today and tomorrow and flies to colorado on wednesday. >> the vice presidential candidates have their own debate. >> we're seeing both candidates talking up the other guy. biden talks about how paul ryan is so good. paul ryan saying that biden is witty. you are seeing the same game being played as they go head-to- head next week in kentucky. >> interesting strategy. >> interesting but kind of transparent, stan. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> 6;07. 50 degrees at the airport. the supreme court is back in session. winealling all fine li connoisseurs. amazon is looking to get in the industry. >> live with the charm city road girls. -- roller girls. >> a new accident in dundalk. and i've got my pumpkin k-cup packs for at home. now i can have my pumpkin coffee any time i want it. pumpkin's perfect. it's dunkin' with the press of a button. new pumpkin k-cup packs, only at dunkin' restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee. ♪ i can take you higher what this is, forgot? ♪ ♪ i must now
on the turmoil in the middle east. also, mitt romney talking aid, trade and more drilling down on foreign policy. we're going to hear what he's saying. and the news many homeowners have been waiting for years to hear. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a brief break from the verbal sparring, the white house race. president obama stepped back in the global spotlight in new york today addressing the united nations assembly. he spoke at length about the turmoil in the middle east touting diplomacy and coalition building as the solution to the crisis to the region that's been vexing his administration. jessica yellin is traling with the president in new york. jessica, give us an update. what did the president say? >> reporter: wolf, when the president spoke here he had two major audiences, a global audience and a domestic audience. voters listening now to foreign policy issues with a new ear and a new eye after this violence in libya. and the president addressing it all just six weeks out from the election. at the united nations, president obama used the world stage to declare. >>
message. polls have shown movement towards mitt romney on foreign policy. to the larger question, does this go to competence? >> i think every day the romney campaign is talking about something other than the economy is probably a bad day for them. i think it's a sign of their desperation they have to make politics out of what was a terrible tragedy. and i think the obama administration has a lot of good things on foreign policy to talk about. he's president of the united states. i think, you know, the situation was unfortunately and all the information sometimes doesn't come out as timely as people would like because it's the fog of war. but i think people have great confidence in barack obama's abilities on foreign policy and how he's managed difficult situations overseas. >> john, as mitt romney has said president obama didn't level with american people about that. to that quote, here's what david plouffe said over the weekend. >> that is preposterous and really offensive to say that. once information was received, it was distributed. this record on terrorism takes a back seat to no
. you have this whole thing clearly the obama policy so does romney seized opportunity? no. he a one off attack. a correct attack i would say on the statement issued by the cairo embassy which was a grabbling apology. he rans away with it. what he should have done is to give a speech to make the argument that the grabbling argument from the cairo embassy was simply one example of the way that obama and the administration have treated the middle east as a way to say we're really nice to you if we try to sweet talk them out of their weapons, if we refuse to support the revolution against the campaign, lead from behind in the area we are going to be liked and everything will be nice. so the problem i have here is obama very vulnerable. remember, this is the one election where he is ahead on the issue of foreign affairs: democrats are usually way behind. why? because usama bin laden is dead. so a week before the eruption of this anti-americanism. the democrats spend a week in charlotte touting the bin laden raid. and a way of saying, you know, we have now fixed the problem. these demonstrati
. the president is facing a fierce foreign policy attack from romney right now. is this part of the romney campaign reboot we've been hearing a lot about? >> it absolutely is, zoraida. the bumps in the road quote from "60 minutes" have handed the romney campaign an opportunity to talk about something other than his tax returns or that fund-raising video where he yet sized 47% of americans. this has taken over the economy has the main thrust of the romney campaign message. they're hitting obama hard on this. for example, listen to what paul ryan, romney's running mate, had to say about obama's foreign policy yesterday while campaigning in ohio, zoraida. >> i think the president on too many occasions has deferred our foreign policy leadership to the u.n. security council, to the u.n., this means russia and china get to veto what we want to do. why do we want to give them that kind of clout over our national security interests? >> the goal here is to paint president obama as projecting weakness. ryan yesterday compared the situation in the middle east to tehran in 1979. you know, calling to m
. on campaign policy, governor romney and president obama sparring yesterday, that is how the headlines played. nicholas burns will be coming to us live from boston to take your calls. the former undersecretary of state for political affairs in the bush administration. the speech that we were referring to comes up at 10:30 a.m. eastern time. this will be at the un general assembly. we will stay with several other peaches -- speeches throughout the morning. ronald, good morning. caller: good morning, c-span. lots of republicans call in without looking at all the facts. i do not agree with obama's policies, i am a democrat, but i do agree with the fact that he is making a change, a definite change. mitt romney is not the candidate to be the next president. if he does, this country will turn into what he wants it to turn into, and that would be a business. which is not what this country is. thank you. host: more reaction to the speeches this morning from the editorial page of "the wall street journal." they have this headline, quoting the iranian president -- host: reaction from "the new york tim
attack the president on domestic policies and seen as believable. because we saw mitt romney talking in private about how he really feels. so what he says on stage is going to sound hollow because we saw him behind the scenes. and that's his greatest obstacle about the whole video. it's not about the numbers and trying to break it down, it's the sentiment behind the entire video which was condescending, which came from a place of elitism. >> okay. he just misspoke. >> no, i think, carol, he makes a good point. that's going to be very difficult for romney to readdress that 47%. on the flip side, this will be the first time someone can really go after president obama over the administration's handling of what went down in libya and their explanation it was a spontaneous attack. this is the first time that somebody can really push directly on president obama about that. >> okay. we'll see what happens on wednesday. the debate about the debate has to end now, thank you so much. much appreciated as always. >> thank you. >> cnn's live coverage of the debate starts wednesday night 7:00 east
on the disastrous performance on the economy. having said that, the president's strong point against mitt romney was foreign policy. i think we have seen that argument unravel that this president has been asleep at the switch. he has been incompetent and lied to the american people. he has let others lie. the president had superior knowledge and permitted his subordinates to make false statements. so i think foreign policy will be a key factor because it's the last debate before the election day. >> joe, last word? >> i think he makes a good point. i think the issue will turn on national security begins at home, our economy and job creation. 4 million jobs created after the first year of the obama administration, legitimate issue to say he is making progress. on foreign policy, i think it should be an issue of what we just discussed. but i think it will be laid in the context of the president not only having stopped the war in iraq, gone and violated pakistani air space, which wasn't done before, and getting al qaeda in pakistan, that's bin laden and putting it in the context of 12 embassies att
four years ago. romney's policies, if anything, are going -- would set them back were he president because under him, there would be no middle class. there would be the very poor and the very, very, very, very, very rich like him. so this whole -- it makes me angry and it makes me frustrated and it makes me embarrassed to be part of this ignorant dumb ass class of white men! 1-866-55-press. and you know what? it's a white man's world. let's face it. things are better off today for women and better off for people of color, no doubt about it. but man you know, all -- most of the advantages in this country still go to white men. let's face it. we'll talk about it when we come back here and take your calls at 1-866-55-press. >> announcer: on your radio on tv the "bill press show." new on current tv. >>and now to my point. that is a whole bunch of bunk! the powerful my steal an election but they cannot steal democracy. you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con baits are specially formulated to kill in one feeding. guaranteed. d-
york city right now. carl, was it expected mitt romney would start the day on foreign policy? >> reporter: well, sure. clinton global initiative virtually guaranteed that. after the terror attacks in benghazi that left the u.s. ambassador dead the mr. romney was clear he would give additional foreign policy speeches in today's speech in front. cgi. we can expect him toe be particularly critical are president for what romney has said has been an inadequate assertion of american values overseas during this mounting violence across the middle east and north africa. this morning at this event with president clinton mr. romney joked about how nice it is occasionally to have introduction from bill clinton and suggested he will wait for the bounce. a reference to the one that president obama got after the democratic national convention insofar clinton's speech was the one best received there. romney holding his partisan punches talked a lot about the world's problems. he says he has a plan to deal with u.s. foreign aid would in essence link it to trade and develop nations willing to
with the idea that romney actually has a plan. so he has to show a little more leg in terms of policy than he did at the convention. >> his race from the beginning is, i'm not barack obama, he is. >> how is that working? >> but here's the problem, you act as though his policies are actually popular. the vast majority of americans, the polling shows ryan's pick add medicare at front and center, especially in florida -- he has a problem -- >> i'm not arguing that. >> i don't think he's going to be able to avoid. i think you are going to get some substance. i think you need to get some personality. you need to get some spontaneity. i'm not sure either of these two guys is good at spontaneity. if you can fix spontaneity, you've achieved success in politics. >> here's one good piece of news for romney. whatever's happening in sort of the inside washington game, i saw a poll today, i think it was abc news said, 52% of americans expect obama to win. something like 25%, 30% expect romney to win. with the viewers, may not not -- maybe they won't all be watching. >> skewed polls. >> christie is saying,
think it's going to be a domestic policy debate. i'm sure romney's main message is going to be, look, it doesn't have to be this way, okay? we can create jobs, we can deal with the federal deficit, and, yes, we can have a foreign policy where we stabilize these parts of the world if we'll just act in the traditions of bipartisan foreign policy since world war ii. i think that's going to be his basic message. >> in the op-ed there was a phrase used, soft power. i guess what does that mean? what would they have done differently with libya? >> well, here's what should have happened. first, ideally you anticipate the arab spring. if you can't do that, when it happens you set forth a very clear vision of where the region ought to go, in the direction of a constitutional government. you actually get involved in these countries. you learn the elements that want those things. you support them and give them credibility. you identify the elements that don't want those things. you oppose those. you actually use the tools. >> do you think the united states should take a stand in open den dmitri
than the bellicose language and i haven't been able to do it. have you been able to discern any romney doctrine? >> they see an opening--for example, what this has done is brought foreign policy front and center into the presidential campaign. i think romney is trying to put the president on the defensive. that will give some perhaps glancing blows in the upcoming debate but if he wants to move aggressively to talk about substantive foreign policy, he's moving into an area that the president believes he's stronger and foreign policy is one of those areas where the incumbent has greater advantages and we will a he hear it in the upcoming debates. g.m. is alive and obama that will work to the disadvantage of romney. he wants to talk about the economy, which i think is what he sees as the administration's weakenings. the more time he spends on foreign policy it takes him away from his core message. >> eliot: the issue of iran and the bomb that was in the news during the u.n. general assembly meeting, where are we on that. the president seems to be inching towards a demonstration towards a
nations general assembly. but with just six weeks until the election and his foreign policy under attack from the romney campaign, that address will target american voters as well as world leaders. last night here in new york, secretary of state hillary clinton met with egypt's new islamist president mohamed morsi. two weeks ago, demonstrators overran the u.s. embassy in clinton. morsi assured her it was egypt's duty. >> reporter: president obama is prepared to told the world the u.s. will do what it must to make sure iran never obtains a nuclear weapon. >> every option available, and that includes the military option, remains on the table. >> reporter: iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad denies the accusations his country is trying to develop a nuclear weapon. >> translator: let's even imagine we have an atomic weapon. what intelligent person would fight 5,000 american bombs with one bomb? >> reporter: the president is also expected to address unrest in syria, libya, and other countries, but it was a comment he made on "60 minutes" that's grabbed the most attention in the presidential
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